House Republicans Look to Reduce the Abuse of State Benefits

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jason Perillo testified on behalf of the House Republican Caucus on Tuesday in support of a caucus proposal to reduce the abuse of state benefits.

The bill, House Bill 7335, would end the out-of-state use of an electronic benefit transfer card for more than 30 days until the individual can prove that they still live in the state of Connecticut.

Rep. Perillo expressed to the Human Services Committee that a similar concept has been implemented in Massachusetts with bipartisan support.

“Eliminating the abuse of state benefits should be something all lawmakers support,” explained Rep. Perillo. “Every dollar that is misused is a dollar that could be going to help Connecticut residents who need our support. If you are no longer a Connecticut resident than you should no longer receive taxpayer’s money. I think this is a common-sense bill.”

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Lawmakers, Residents Want to Pump the Brakes on Tolls

Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin


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Lawmakers, Residents Want to Pump the Brakes on Tolls

HARTFORD – House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, were invited to Derby on Wednesday night by their colleagues to present a transportation funding plan that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases.

Rep. Devlin and Martin explained that the Republican Prioritize Progress Plan works within current state resources and will provide $65 billion for transportation infrastructure projects over the next 30 years.

In addition, the lawmakers added that the plan operates within Connecticut’s new bond cap, borrowing no more than allowed under the cap. Last year, the bipartisan budget lawmakers placed a cap on state bonding.

To view the full plan visit – www.cthousegop.com/prioritize

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Illumination Repair, Route 8 Northbound and Southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton

Posted on March 15, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an illumination repair project will be performed on Route 8 Northbound and Southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton, beginning Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The project consists of street lighting repair on Route 8 Northbound/Southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton. This project is scheduled to occur on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and Sunday, March 17, 2019.

This work is being performed by state forces.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Hosting Sports Equipment Drive

Posted on March 15, 2019 by admin


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SHELTON – State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty are organizing a Sports Equipment Drive for the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley. The drive starts March 20th and will run until April 4th.

Residents can bring their new or lightly-used sports equipment to the following locations:

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Public Hearing – Lamont’s Tax Increases

Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be holding a Public Hearing and on the agenda is Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal.

Governor Lamont’s budget includes the following tax increases on services and items:

– Legal services

– Accounting services

– Real estate activities and agents/brokers

– Veterinary services

– Barber shops and beauty salons

– Sports/recreation instruction and industries

– Renovation and repair of residential property

– Non-prescription

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Toll Informational Forum

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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Tolls – Public Hearing – Wednesday, March 6th

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Wednesday, March 6th, two bills that call for tolls throughout Connecticut will get a public hearing in the Transportation Committee.

The legislative Democrats’ plan doesn’t put a number on how many tolls it will be but Governor Ned Lamont and a report from the Department of Transportation are suggesting between 50 and 82 tolls.

I am opposed to tolls throughout Connecticut and need your help to stop them.

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Shelton Lawmakers Host Legislative Update

Posted on February 28, 2019 by admin


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SHELTON – State Reps. Jason Perillo, Ben McGorty and State Senator Kevin Kelly gave an update and took questions about the legislative session on Monday night at the Shelton Library.

The conversation and questions centered around three major topics – tolls, paid medical leave, and casino gaming. In addition, the lawmakers discussed Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal that includes new taxes on things from non-prescription medication to sugary drinks.

Rep. Perillo said, “Governor Lamont’s budget plan would tax everything and would be one of the largest tax increases in our state’s history. I have been hearing from many constituents that are frustrated with the continuous attack on their paychecks. As the legislative session moves forward, I urge residents to email and to call the governor’s office and the Speaker of the House to tell them we can’t afford more taxes or tolls.”

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Lighting Repairs along Route 8 in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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Lighting Repairs along Route 8 in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an illumination repair project will be performed on Route 8 northbound and southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to noon.

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SHARE YOUR OPINION – STOP A SALES TAX INCREASE

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

On Wednesday, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be hosting a public hearing regarding a bill that will increase the CT sales tax rate to 6.85%.

You can speak out against this proposal by sending testimony into the committee.

– Send your testimony to FINtestimony@cga.ct.gov
– Put “Reject Bill S.B. 475” in the subject line.
– Copy me at Jason.Perillo@housegop.ct.gov
– Include your name and town

Please share this information with family and friends. To read the current

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